Holding Up a Mirror to the ELAR Comprehension TEKS: Growth and Potential in the Texas Revision Cycle


  • Carol Revelle Texas A&M University - Commerce


2017 ELAR TEKS, Comprehension, Texas Standards, Comprehension Strategies


This article will analyzes the comprehension strand with attention given to the history and possible future of this collection of standards at the heart of the TEKS. This article also demonstrates the connection between the comprehension strand and research on teaching comprehension including the purpose of the consistent structure across grade levels. An analysis of the current standards in relation to research in the field indicates needs to increase the strategies that support disciplinary texts, a stronger connection between vocabulary and comprehension by including these together, and the inclusion of strategies that emphasize diverse connections to engaging texts.

Author Biography

Carol Revelle, Texas A&M University - Commerce

 Dr. Carol Revelle is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University – Commerce where she works with undergraduate pre-service teachers in both secondary and literacy coursework and graduate students seeking Reading Specialists certification. Her research focus is on creating a more equitable society through literacy.


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